MAIN HEADLINE: Roadrunners stay unbeaten in Region 16
SUB HEAD: SFCC women stretch streak to 10-1
The State Fair Community College men’s basketball team maintained its lead in Region 16 with a road win Saturday in Poplar Bluff.
The women’s team kept up its red-hot play by securing their 10th win in 11 games.
The Roadrunners beat Three Rivers 90-86, and the Lady Roadrunners defeated Three Rivers 90-79 at the Bess Activity Center.
Neither team led by more than nine points in the men’s game. Three Rivers led 38-29 before the Roadrunners scored the final five points to slice its lead to 38-34 at halftime.
The difference in the game was the Roadrunners’ three-point shooting where they outscored Three Rivers 18-6.
Four Roadrunners scored in double figures with Kedar Edwards recording a game-high 30 points. He went 4 for 8 from behind the arc and had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Kevin Punter had 25 points and eight rebounds, Joseph Thomasson had 17 points and a game-high seven assists and Deron Hill had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Jake Coddington paced Three Rivers with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
SFCC improved to 16-6 overall and 5-0 in the region. Moberly is second at 4-1, Missouri State-West Plains is third at 2-3, Mineral Area is fourth at 1-4 and Three Rivers (15-9) is fifth at 1-5.
The Roadrunners will travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa, to face 17th-ranked Iowa Western in a nonregional game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
In the women’s game, the Lady Roadrunners overcame 21-5 deficit to improve to 14-7 overall and 5-1 in the region. They trail first-place Moberly Area (6-1) by one-half game. Mineral Area (4-3) is third, Three Rivers (3-4) is fourth, and Jefferson (1-5) and Crowder (1-5) are tied for fifth.
The Lady Roadrunners bounced back from the slow start to tie the score at 38 at halftime. They began to pull away in the second half, leading by as many as 18 (78-60).
Antoinette Taylor paced SFCC with 27 points and five assists. Alecia Cooley had 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end.
Mary Sims scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Apiphany Woods had 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals for SFCC.
Anna Vogt paced Three Rivers (17-7) with 27 points.